The coaling tower at Prichard continues to stand proud as it is a reminder of when steam ruled the rails.
The crew of this train had its hands full as it was attempting to fish 4 cars from the middle of a 100 car cut.
A bright Conrail unit splits the signals at Old Joe on the Pokey main, headed toward Bluefield and a sure push up the grade beginning at Farm. The signals in the background are living on borrowed ... (more)
Preparing to climb aboard the caboose and back up the Gilbert Branch to Bens Creek, a brakeman does a rollby as minerun U98 eases up to the switch. Cabs are still in use on most Pocahontas branche... (more)
This faded Warbonnet is a long way from its west coast home as it sits under the coaling tower at Farm awaiting its next eastbound pusher assignment.
A loaded coal train rolls east on No. 1 main through Farm. The train originated at Iaeger with shifter symbol U9W. Over on No. 2 main is empty hopper train 825 which has just run around its trai... (more)
Mtys just set at the Black Wolf Mining loadout on the Sand Lick Branch of the Tug Branch of the Pocahontas. With the steep grade, sand has just been poured on the rails before loading by gravity a... (more)
Coal train 768 soars over the old Virginian trestle in Oakvale as it heads east to Roanoke from Elmore Yard.
Grain train 52V heads east thru what once was the thriving town of Davy, now reduced to rubble and burned out buildings on mainstreet.
Train 18N detoured over the Pokey due to the ethynol derailment in Pennsylvania. The eastbound auto racks were crossing the bridge at Coopers as the sun poked through the clouds.
This appears to be some type of mine critter made from an ALCO.
Coal run roars along the old Virginian Railroad.
Remote controlled SD-9 used by Elk Run Coal Company to pull over 100 Chessie hoppers under the tipple every day.
This is what happens when you've been a bad little switcher!